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Best wireless routers

CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.

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Actiontec Wireless Network Extender Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit (PWR51WK01)

The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.

March 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating March 14, 2014
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D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router

Despite a few minor shortcomings, the DIR-880L is still one of the best 802.11ac routers on the market.

July 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 17, 2014
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Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless Router

If you can afford the hefty price tag, the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router is easily one of the best home routers on the market.

April 16, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating April 16, 2014
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iControl Networks Piper

Don't expect Piper's slight build to mean that it's short on performance. This $239 all-in-one security system offers a great value for smaller homes and budding DIYers.

December 19, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating December 19, 2013

MSRP: $239.00

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WD My Cloud

For a low-cost entry-level network storage device, the WD My Cloud is very impressive both in performance and features, making it one of the best deals for home users.

October 2, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 2, 2013
Editors' Take

Staples Connect Hub (D-Link Edition)

A pilot program for the office supplier's smart-home hub was successful enough to merit a broader US roll-out, along with new hardware and more partnerships.

June 30, 2014

Pricing not available

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Seagate Central

The affordable Seagate Central delivers as a fast and easy-to-use network storage device for home backup and entertainment purposes.

January 6, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating January 6, 2013
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Extend your Wi-Fi network to cover any dead zones in your home

Wi-Fi routers are a great way to take your Internet connection and share it wirelessly. But what if there are some spots in your house where it doesn't reach? Check out these simple steps to extend your network.

By July 1, 2014

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Top tips for making the most out of your home network router

We show you how to customize and set up your home network router, how to extend your coverage area to minimize dead zones, and how to share videos, photos, and files over a networked hard drive.

By June 30, 2014

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Actiontec 500 Mbps Powerline Network Adapter Kit (PWR511K01)

While not perfect, the Actiontec PWR511K01 for now offers the best value among power-line adapter kits on the market.

January 8, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating January 8, 2013